The Bulldog bats came alive in the late innings to bring the Tracy High baseball team a 12-6 win at Lodi High on Tuesday.
The game was tied 3-3 going into the sixth inning when Tracy (10-5, 5-2 San Joaquin Athletic Association) rallied for four runs. The Bulldogs scored five more in the seventh, and the Lodi Flames (9-9, 5-2 SJAA) came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Junior Jacob Alvarado pounded out five of Tracy’s 17 base hits, including a double, and he batted in two runs. Senior Braeden Oki had three hits and junior Robbie Ramirez had two hits and drove in three runs.
Senior starting pitcher Anthony Nunez gave up five hits and six runs, four of them earned, over 6-1/3 innings, earning the win. Senior Brett Curtis finished the seventh inning and gave up two hits and no runs.
Tracy’s sophomores beat Lodi 3-0. Kevin Saenz pitched a complete game, allowing two hits while striking out 10 batters.
Weston Ranch 10, Kimball 9
The Kimball High Jaguars’ seventh-inning rally put a win within reach Tuesday at Weston Ranch High, but the Cougars got out of the inning with three Kimball runners stranded on base.
Weston Ranch (3-15, 1-6 Valley Oak League) held the lead the entire game after charging ahead 6-1 in the second inning.
The Jaguars (3-11, 2-7 VOL) scattered eight base hits over the first six innings, including two RBI singles by junior Justin Warren and a double by junior Ryan King, but still trailed 10-3 going into the seventh.
King got the seventh-inning rally going with a triple to left-center field. Kimball got three more hits, three batters walked and two were hit by pitches, but the inning ended with the bases loaded on a fly-out to right field.
King was 4-for-5 at the plate, and senior Dylan Davis also had two base hits. Junior starting pitcher Peter Van Katwyk gave up three hits and six runs, four of them earned, and took the loss. Senior Matt Rodriguez finished the game, giving up six hits and four runs.
Millennium 4, Big Valley Christian 3
The Millennium Falcons won an extra-inning game against Big Valley Christian on Tuesday in Modesto to remain atop the Central California Athletic Alliance standings.
The Big Valley Christian Lions (8-7, 3-3 CCAA) started with a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and the Falcons (13-1, 6-0 CCAA) scored in the third and the sixth to make it a 2-2 tie and put the game into extra innings.
Senior Spencer Blackwell reached base on a walk in the top of the eighth, advanced on a wild pitch, and came home when senior Manjot Atwal slammed a double out to the fence. Atwal scored on senior Daniel Gutierrez’s single, putting the Falcons up 4-2. The Lions scored one run in the bottom of the eighth, but the Falcons held on for the win.
Freshman Steven Blackwell started on the mound for the Falcons and gave up two hits and two runs, one of them earned. Gutierrez got the win after he pitched four innings and gave up five hits and one run.
Tokay 11, West 0
The West High Wolf Pack bats were unable to capitalize their opportunities in a five-inning shutout loss to the visiting Tokay Tigers on Tuesday at West High.
Tokay (13-5, 2-1 Tri-City Athletic League) had the momentum from the start, tallying six base hits and eight runs in the first two innings. West (6-11, 2-3 TCAL) managed four base hits and also reached base on an error and two walks, but the Tigers shut down the Pack with an inning-ending double play in the second. Tokay also got out of no-out, bases-loaded situations in the third inning and again in another no-out bases-loaded situation in the fifth with a force-out at the plate followed by an inning-ending double play.
Top hitter for West was sophomore Alonzo Perez with two singles. Senior starting pitcher Mitch Cowles took the loss after he gave up 10 hits and nine runs, seven of them earned, and struck out six batters over four innings. Senior A.J. Lowe gave up two walks and two earned runs in the fifth inning, and junior John Barwig allowed one hit and no runs as he finished the fifth.
McNair 4, West 2
The Wolf Pack baseball team’s errors gave the visiting McNair Eagles the early advantage in McNair’s 4-2 win over West on Thursday .
West scored a run in the bottom of the first when senior Devin Bell singled, sophomore Jacob Rebar doubled and junior Jack Kelley hit a sacrifice fly.
McNair tied it up in the second on a series of walks and an error that allowed a runner to score and then gained three more runs in the top of the third on three base hits and two infield errors.
Junior Jose Hernandez singled to start the bottom of the third, advanced on a ground-out and came in on Kelley’s RBI single.
Sophomore starting pitcher Alonzo Perez took the loss after he pitched 2-2/3 innings, allowing three hits, walking four batters and giving up four runs, none of them earned. Senior Tyler Durant and junior Gabe Culver pitched relief, giving up no runs and one hit each. Culver struck out four batters over four innings.
Millennium 14, Elliot Christian 2
Millennium senior pitcher Manjot Atwal pitched five innings and gave up two runs and four hits for the win as the Falcons beat Central California Athletic Alliance opponent Elliot Christian on Thursday in Lodi.
The Falcons collected 13 base hits, including six doubles. Atwal led the offense with two doubles, a single and four RBIs, and senior R.J. McKee had two hits and batted in three.
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